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Near White Post in Clarke County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Clark County / Frederick County

 
 
North Facing Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 15, 2007
1. North Facing Side
Inscription. (North Facing Side): Clark County
Area 171 Square Miles

Formed in 1836 from Frederick and added to from Warren. Named for George Rogers Clark, conqueror of the Northwest. Lord Fairfax and General Daniel Morgan, Revolutionary hero, lived in this county.

(South Facing Side): Frederick County
Area 435 Square Miles

Formed in 1738 from Orange, and named for Frederick, Prince of Wales, father of King George III. Several battles were fought in the vicinity of Winchester 1862-1864.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-123.)
 
Location. 39° 3.977′ N, 78° 8.539′ W. Marker is near White Post, Virginia, in Clarke County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Royal Pike (U.S. 522) and Lord Fairfax Highway (U.S. 340), on the right when traveling south on Front Royal Pike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: White Post VA 22663, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Double Tollgate (approx. half a mile away); Double Tollgate Fight (approx. half a mile away); Greenway Court (approx. 2 miles away);
South Facing Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 15, 2007
2. South Facing Side
1750 A.D. (approx. 2.2 miles away); White Post (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Clark County / Frederick County (approx. 2.8 miles away); Defenses of Winchester (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Greenway Court (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in White Post.
 
Also see . . .  Why there is an “e” in Clarke. (PDF) Clarke County Historical Association Proceedings provide some background information on the “e” in this PDF. Refer to page 142 (page 131 in the original). (Submitted on November 11, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
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County Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 15, 2007
3. County Line Marker
The marker stands beside the south bound lane of Front Royal Pike (US 522).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 762 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 11, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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